Unsilent Night, a Subway Tunnel Show, and Death Bear
So tonight is the night for all you Christmas carolers who don’t really sing. Join Phil Kline’s annual Christmastime boombox parade from Washington Square Park to Tompkins Square Park! Each person carries a different musical part of the whole piece creating a 44-minute electronic Christmas Carol which has been described as 'œone of the most moving, profound participatory art projects'ever witnessed.' Bring your own speakers and boomboxes (or show up early to borrow some) and cassettes and CDs will be available. Or get online now and download an mp3 and play it on an iPod or whatever. The Village Voice describes UNSILENT NIGHT as “a marvelously fluid, traveling spatial sound sculpture that disintegrates and reforms at nearly every stop light.' Time Out calls the event “an electro-happening” and depicts the music as “a winter wonderland of shimmering sleigh bells, chimes and grand chorales.” You know you want in.
Saturday, December 12
Meet at the arch in Washington Square
6:45pm arrival, 7pm march
DOWN IN A BROOKLYN TUNNEL WITH MEDIA ARTS ENSEMBLE
Enter into the world’s oldest subway tunnel for half the price it usually costs, and take part in an interactive, immersive, multimedia performance as realized by Brooklyn College’s collaborative, interdisciplinary MFA program. Meet at the southwest corner of Atlantic Avenue and Court Street, under the clock. You will then climb down a manhole to experience the coolest underground experience in Brooklyn. Sounds vague? Take the leap!
Atlantic Avenue Tunnel Arts
Sunday, December 13
Meet at Atlantic and Court St. Under the Clock [Downtown Brooklyn]
So this sounds really strange'. But who knows, you might really need this right now:
'œWe all have someone or something we would rather just forget. Things fall apart. Love hurts. Dreams die. But when you summon Death Bear to your door, you can rest assured that help has come. At first you may be intimidated by his stature and color (7 feet tall with a hard, black bear head, black jumpsuit, and black boots), but absorbing the memories of others is a dark art, and Death Bear must present himself appropriately for this solemn duty. Death Bear will take things from you that trigger painful memories and stow them away in his cave where they will remain forever allowing you to move on with your life. Give him an ex’s clothes, old photos, mementos, letters, etc. Death Bear is here to assist you in your time of tragedy, heartbreak, and loss. Let Death Bear help you, and absorb your pain into his cave.'
Now pass it on.
Death Bear Comes to Your Door
Saturday, Dec.12 and Sunday, Dec. 13
Text 347 742 2293 for an appointment